Straight Outta Compton has claimed the top spot at the box office this weekend. It took in $60.2 million over the weekend, beating out The Man from U.N.C.L.E., the other wide release this weekend, as well as previously released films, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Fantastic Four.
Straight Outta Compton’s opening is the fifth best August opening of all time, wrenching the spot away from Signs.
Who says Black films can’t make money? I hope this serves as a catalyst for Hollywood to put more support into Black films.
Tickets for Straight Outta Compton are available here.